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Residence Life

Single or double suites. Study areas. Lounges. A café. Kitchen and laundry rooms. An outdoor commons area. Patio space and parking. Close to school. Close to shopping. Close to restaurants. A close-knit community.

The former Alhambra Hotel in downtown Mesa is now the new off-campus residence for non-commuter students at Benedictine.

At Benedictine University at Mesa, we offer residence life as an integral part of the student experience in the belief that educational experiences happen both inside and outside the classroom. Residence life provides an opportunity for students to integrate their residential and social experiences and fully immerse themselves in the university experience.

Daily living with others encourages the development of a cooperative attitude, respect for individual rights and a sense of community and group responsibility. As a result, the goal of residence life is to develop a diverse community that meets the needs of its members both individually and collectively and creates attitudes and skills necessary to progress toward a successful experience of living in the larger community after graduation.

Alhambra History/Transformation

The Alhambra opened as the Pioneer Hotel in 1894 and was among Mesa's most posh lodging options in the city's early days. Despite a 1921 fire that forced a major reconstruction and a 1950s-era addition, the building retains much of its historical integrity. Almost immediately after developers closed on the property, old finishes and slapdash remodels were stripped away. The former hotel underwent asbestos abatement and new plumbing, electrical, water, sewer and gas systems were installed. The building now features a mix of shared-room, single-room and apartment-type options.

The layout of the building's 1894 portion lends itself to rooms with shared restrooms and showers, while the larger spaces in the 1950s wing are apartments with bathrooms. Shared amenities include an outdoor courtyard, study areas, a community kitchen, a cafe, laundry rooms, and parking. The $3.3 million renovation will initially accommodate 33 students. A second phase buildout will create space for about another 20 students.

Mailing Address

43 S. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201

Room Options

  • Double occupancy - $3,200 per semester
  • Single occupancy - $5,000 per semester
  • Double Suite - $5,100 per semester
  • Triple Suite - $4,000 per semester

Meal Options

More information coming soon!

Amenities

General amenities include:

Faculty in Residence - A representative from our faculty serves as live-in presence providing a unique opportunity for our students to engage with and interact with our student-focused faculty.  The Faculty in Residence will focus their efforts on student engagement and academic success all while student life and facilities staff will support the general management and upkeep of the residence hall.

Laundry – Coin operated laundry is available for student use.

Community Kitchen - A community kitchen furnished with pots and pans, microwave and electric stove is available for all residential students to use. There will be no refrigerator available for student use, but students may supply their own minifridges.

Cable TV – Cable TV access is provided in each room and in the common areas.

Wi-Fi/internet – Residents can connect their desktop, laptop, phone, gaming system, tablet or other device via an Ethernet cable or over the Wi-Fi on campus. Please see the Student Handbook for the statement of Responsible Use of University Technology Resources. Korcett Support is available to help 24/7 with any internet problem. Please contact Korcett Support at 1-(844) 858-0267 for any issue.

Community Gathering Space – Living the “Arizona Lifestyle” is one of the many benefits of living in Benedictine University at Mesa housing.  Our housing includes indoor community and gathering space, but features a secure outdoor space made for our residential students including outdoor seating, a rooftop patio/deck and a gas grill accessible to all students.

24 hour video monitoring

Key-card building access

Smart-laundry with app enabled notifications

Amenities per student include:
  • Furnished rooms
  • Lofted bed
  • ‘Tuft and needle’ extreme comfort beds for each room
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Direct-TV package
  • TV in room

All utilities and services are included in housing costs.

What to bring:

  • Twin XL bed sheets
  • Pillow
  • Shower caddy, towels and toiletries
  • Laundry supplies

What not to bring:

  • Pets
  • Open coil heating elements

Residents are responsible for providing their own:

  • Hangers
  • Ironing board
  • Coffee maker
  • Toiletry and personal care items

Move In and Move Out

Upon reservation, the Student Life staff will be in contact to coordinate move-in and out opportunities.

Students will be required to schedule a check-out time with the Student Life staff within 24 hours after their last final exam. Students who are graduating will be able to remain in their rooms 24 hours after graduation activities have been completed.


Apply to Live on Campus

Visit our campus in person

To learn more and schedule a tour, please contact your admissions counselor at (602) 888-5500 or mesa@ben.edu.

Take a tour

If you are a current student, please email mesareslife@ben.edu.

Apply to live on campus

Student priority deadline (spring 2017 housing). Current residents must reserve their room by December 2. New residents will be able to reserve their rooms following.

Please print your housing application, complete and return to Kevin Broeckling at Gillett Hall 132. Contact Kevin Broeckling at (602) 888-5507 or kbroeckling@ben.edu if you have any questions.


Safety

Please download and familiarize yourself with the resident life fire safety brochure.

Benedictine University at Mesa

A Catholic University in the Benedictine Tradition, founded in 1887. Learn more about our values and rich heritage.

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Contact

225 E. Main Street in Mesa, AZ 85201
mesa@ben.edu  |  (602) 888-5500

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